TravelAge West Magazine Launches Summer Showdown Contest

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TravelAge West, a leading B2B travel magazine, has launched its Summer Showdown facebook contest asking travelers if they prefer touring or cruising this summer; one winning entry will take home an iPad 2.

TravelAge West Summer Showdown Contest

TravelAge West Summer Showdown Contest

This contest lets us take the pulse of today's travelers and will help us learn what consumers are looking to do with their summer vacations.

TravelAge West, a leading B2B travel magazine distributed to travel agents in the Western United States, has launched its “Summer Showdown” contest on Facebook.

The contest, which runs through March 15, 2012, asks fans of the TravelAge West Facebook page to chime in about their preferred travel plans for the summer. Contestants can cast a vote for touring or for cruising, and are being asked to comment on why this is their preferred method of travel for the summer.

“There is an ongoing dialogue among our travel agent partners about which form of travel best matches the needs of their clients,” said Kenneth Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West. “Now we are taking the question directly to the traveling public to learn what they think.”

“This contest lets us take the pulse of today's travelers. By collecting comments we can provide valuable feedback to our supplier partners about what consumers are looking to do with their summer vacations, and why,” said Shapiro.

The contest will recognize two winners, with TravelAge West editors selecting the best comment from the touring category and the best comment from the cruising category. The first-prize winner — with the best comment from category receving the most votes— will take home an iPad2. The person making the best comment in the runner-up category will win an iPod Touch. Both winning comments will also be featured in a future issue of TravelAge West magazine.

The “Summer Showdown” contest is open to all fans of the TravelAge West Facebook page, as long as they are a resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec). Entrants do not need to be travel agents.

Contestants may enter the Summer Showdown contest at Facebook, and a complete list of rules is available at TravelAge West.

About TravelAge West
Los Angeles-based TravelAge West is a leading B2B travel magazine, with a biweekly circulation of 25,000 travel agents. In addition to its award-winning print content, TravelAge West also features a vibrant online presence, with content designed to help inform busy travel agents of what’s new and what’s hot in the travel industry. In addition to rich destination coverage, TravelAge West provides such content as travel itineraries, travel agent fam trips, as well as information on travel agent discounts and bonus commissions.

TravelAge West is a part of the New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Media group, the world’s largest producer of B2B content for the travel industry, including Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, as well as leading research company, PhoCusWright.

For more information, visit TravelAge West at http://www.travelagewest.com.

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